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Recycled Design Exhibit and opening reception

December 12, 2013

The exhibit, 'Masquerade: What will the night reveal?' showcases fashion designs made of about 75 percent recyclable materials -- including plastic bags, newspapers, soda taps, and used textiles. An opening reception is being held on Thursday night, Dec. 12, at 4 p.m.

One of the designs included in 'Masquerade: What will the night reveal?' in the Gustafason Gallery exhibit.Opening reception
Thursday, Dec. 12
4 p.m.
Gustafson Gallery
Gifford Building

Recyclables into designs

The student members of Fashion Group International (FGI) of Denver and Colorado State University's Department of Design and Merchandising present the exhibit titled “Masquerade: What Will the Night Reveal?” in CSU’s Gustafson Gallery.

The Gustafson Gallery, part of the Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising, is located in the Gifford Building, 502 Lake Street, Room 318.

An opening reception for the exhibit is scheduled at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12.  The exhibit will be open Friday, Dec. 13 through Friday, March 14, 2014.

Twenty-five original designs

The exhibit features 25 original apparel designs created by student members of FGI as well as other students in the Department of Design and Merchandising.

All student designs were constructed using approximately 75% recyclable materials, including plastic bags, newspapers, soda taps, used textiles, and other everyday objects.

The designs featured in the exhibit were originally presented at the annual recycled fashion show sponsored by the FGI, which was held in December 2013. The top 25 recycled designs from that show were selected for inclusion in the exhibit. The exhibit will continue through March 7, 2014.

Students learn from fashion industry professionals

Fashion Group International is a global non-profit organization of more than 5,000 industry professional members who move the business of fashion, including apparel, accessories, beauty, and home. 

Student members of FGI of Denver, including apparel design and merchandising students as well as other fashion-minded individuals, meet regularly to learn from industry guest speakers and various workshops. The student group also gives back to the Fort Collins community by volunteering and donating to charities.

Gallery hours

Gustafson Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Admission is free. The Department of Design and Merchandising is in the College of Health and Human Sciences.

Contact: Gretchen Gerding